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Response to DevonRex (Reply #187)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:13 PM

190. Perhaps we should consider the message.

Perhaps we should admit that our party is better than the Rethugs, but not nearly as good as it COULD be. Nobody talks better than we do. We talk about the rights of the individual, then we join the Rethugs in voting for, and signing the PATRIOT ACT. Sure Liberty is important, but it's far more important to empower the secret police. Do you remember when we called them the Secret Police? I do, it was about four years ago, when our candidate Senator Obama was running for office.

Are we better than the choices offered by the Rethugs? Yes. Absolutely. No doubt about it. Can we do better? Yes. We have to, because if we don't, those third parties are going to grow again, and again siphon off votes from our party. We can start to live up to our rhetoric. We can shut down the PATRIOT ACT and we can demand that our elected officials shut down the torture facility at Guantanamo Bay. If I wanted a Fascist Right wing government, I would be a Repug. We can do the things we talk about, we can stand up for principals, and demand our elected officials vote the way we feel. WE put them there, WE campaigned, and WE donated. We talked about the issues to people all over this nation, and those issues haven't changed. Why are our elected officials changing? We won. Yet now we've got Democrats talking about jacking the age up on Social Security. Apparently they think a lifetime isn't quite long enough before you retire. If we jack the age up, perhaps a few more will die before they retire. If we jack it up a lot, perhaps a lot will die before they retire and we can use that money for more drones to splat people with.

We win, and then capitulate before we even get started. That is what I think this young man is talking about. We need to live up to our ideals, those things we campaign on, and hold up as a difference betwen us and the fucking RW that inflicted this crap on us. Having Bush and the Repugs put the PATRIOT ACT on us was bad enough. To have our own party renew it is intolerable.

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